Pilot, instructor avoid serious injury in crash

RIGBY, Idaho (AP) — A single-engine aircraft with a pilot and instructor aboard practicing takeoffs and landings in eastern Idaho crashed when a gust of wind blew it off course and it clipped a hangar.

Rigby police say 66-year-old pilot Gary Lee and 58-year-old instructor Dale Cresap weren't seriously injured when the kit plane crashed at the Rigby Airport on Friday.

The Post Register reports (http://www.postregister.com/node/61536) that the S-6S Coyote II holds two people and cruises at about 115 mph.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.


Information from: Post Register, http://www.postregister.com

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